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Easter fun planned Saturday

Children can experience Easter fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is coordinating the "Hippity Hop Easter Basket Workshop." Children get to create their own Easter baskets, decorating Easter eggs for the baskets. They also can participate in other fun activities, like coloring Easter pages.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thexton named USD 428 Superintendent

Khris Thexton will become the next superintendent of Great Bend USD 428, effective July 1. The school board met Thursday and voted unanimously to promote the assistant superintendent to the key position.

March 30, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Thexton releases statement

Khris Thexton released the following statement Thursday afternoon, after being named superintendent of Great Bend USD 428:

March 30, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cold Weather Rule ends today

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends today. That means Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills will be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make payment arrangements, the Kansas Corporation Commission announced.

March 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Rain slows Ellinwood KDOT project

ELLINWOOD - No one in Ellinwood is complaining about the rain the area has received in the past 48 hours, but it has temporarily stopped the KDOT project along Santa Fe Ave. where storm sewers are being updated and new concrete is being poured.

March 30, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Battling noxious weeds serious business

Noxious weeds are one of the greatest threats to the Kansas environment, but strong local efforts to control them are a tremendous help, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips told the County Commission Monday morning.

March 29, 2017 | BY DALE HOGG | Local News


Rain Dance

An inch or two of rain across the Golden Belt this week couldn't have come at a better time for agriculture producers.

March 29, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


Two convicted of juvenile sex crimes

Two men were convicted Friday of sex crimes involving juveniles, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said. The cases were unrelated. Camerino Rodriguez Olvera and Todd Lane Leech appeared in Barton County District Court and entered pleas.

March 29, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Much-needed moisture saves crops

An inch or two of rain across the Golden Belt this week couldn't have come at a better time for agriculture producers.

March 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Rainfall totals

Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 maintains 10 weather stations throughout the district, which includes portions of Barton, Edwards, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice and Stafford counties. Rainfall totals from the weather stations are shown below.

March 29, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Remodel bid sparks council debate

HOISINGTON - City Council members were uncertain how to proceed Monday night after they were presented with three bids for the construction and installation of new cabinets and counter tops for the city offices. In February, Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said money had been set aside for a few years for the remodeling of the offices. Still, when he shared that office staff recommended the high bid, which was nearly 50 percent higher than the other two bids, eyebrows were raised.

March 29, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Student offers testimonial of transfer experience

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees gathered Tuesday evening for its regular meeting and discussed one of its nine over-arching goals, known as ENDs. This month's focus was on "Academic Advancement," which deals primarily with ensuring students are able to transfer successfully if that is their intent.

March 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC lowers tuition for out-of-state students

Tuition for out-of-state students at Barton Community College will be the same as tuition for in-state students - a reduction of $31 per credit hour - starting in the fall of 2017. All students will see a $4 increase in fees at that time.

March 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Kansas Startup to start up

Kansas Startup will be held April 7-9 in Great Bend. Participants will spend 48 hours building businesses with the support of expert facilitators and distinguished judges.

March 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Step into in an old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Larned

The Fort Larned National Historic Site will hold its annual Christmas Past celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Step ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lucas sci-fi/fantasy author Don Wilcox featured in new book

A prolific if under-appreciated writer from the Golden Age of science fiction haled from Lucas, Kansas. Now Wildside Press has published "The Best of Don ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Christmas Bird Count events planned

From Dec. 14 through the first week of January, families, scientists, students and bird enthusiasts of all ages and abilities across the United States will ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Veterans Service rep will be at Kansas Works

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main St., from 9 ...

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


October/November marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend native performs at Carnegie Hall

Members of the Concert Choir from Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson just returned from the experience of a lifetime. Eighteen singers and six ...

December 02, 2017 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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